2008-2009 NAWIC National President is Installed

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Pat McDonald, CCA, CIT takes the helm to guide NAWIC on its mission as its 54th National President.

Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed Pat McDonald CCA, CIT, as its 54th national president during NAWIC's Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. September 3-6. McDonald founded and owns STI Trucking based in Metropolitan San Jose, CA.

McDonald is a native Californian. She has spent the last 15 years dedicated to growing STI Trucking, based in San Jose. Being one to lead by example, she has done all functions of her business from changing oil and greasing to estimating, dispatching and every imaginable office functions. In the last five years, she has engaged in co-opetition with other trucking firms in the area to help improve teamwork, efficiency and morale among her employees. In addition to NAWIC, her interests include square dancing and taking trips on her "speeder" with canine companion Rails.

McDonald joined the Santa Clara, Cal. Chapter of NAWIC in 1992. There, she served as chapter president and membership chair. She later served as a national director for Region 10, which encompasses northern California and Nevada. McDonald has also participated on the National Executive Committee in the capacities of Treasurer, 2005-2006; Vice President, 2006-2007; and President-Elect, 2007-2008.

McDonald realizes the importance of leadership and seeks to enhance the success of women in the construction industry by infusing the "Power of Women and NAWIC" into the lives of all women in or considering the construction industry.

NAWIC is an international Association serving approximately 5,500 members in close to 160 chapters across the United States. It was founded in 1953 to enhance the success of women in the construction industry as "Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas." In 1955, the charter was expanded to allow chapters to form across the country, and the National Association of Women in Construction was born. NAWIC's Core Purpose is "To enhance the success of women in the construction industry." Visit NAWIC's Web site for more information.

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